Josephine Falls

Wooroonooran National Park

A short walk through Wooroonooran National Rainforest along a small creek that leads to the base of the Josephine Falls and a natural waterslide.

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

On the Bruce Highway south of Babinda is the turn off to Mount Bartle Frere, the highest mountain in Queensland. Take this road and follow the signs to Josephine Falls.


Josephine Falls

Route/Trail notes:

The route comprises of access to three areas of the falls. From the car park head north and take the first exit to the right to the Bottom Pool. Backtrack onto the main track taking the second exit right to the lookout at Middle Creek. Back again onto the main track that takes you to the top of the falls lookout and Top Pool.


No permits or costs. There are picnic tables at the car park.


Access to 'Top Pool' is not permitted for safety reasons. From the car park, the left hand track is the commencement of the Mount Bartle Frere Eastern Approach.



Please be careful here. Many people have died in the water. The walk and falls are beautiful, but it’s not safe.

ct__ on 4 Jan, 2022

Absolutely breathtaking 😍.

xxxNickyxxx on 16 Sep, 2021

A warm day, and a popular destination on New Years Day '19. Beautiful falls after recent rains.

Cath on 1 Jan, 2019

Beautiful spot, Bush Turkeys, tree snakes and lizards

Dave on Oct, 2018

Beautiful set of three waterfalls discharging to pools popular with swimmers. I had great fun going down the natural 'slide' and being dumped in a deep plunge pool. Very beautiful rainforest. Highly recommend! :D

Alice on 23 Jan, 2015

Awesome waterfalls, bring your swimmers for a cool dip!

NerdTrails on 19 Sep, 2014

If you are up for a bit bigger walk you can also do Mt Bartle Frere from here. Two mates and myself did it in just under 9 hours return and it is a great walk/climb. You can then go for a dip in Josephine afterwards.

Rienoh on 24 Jun, 2014

Great views of the waterfalls. Multiple swimming locations. People were really into sliding down the smooth rock down into the pool below. Good spot for butterflies too.

rob.bushman on 20 Apr, 2014

Awesome waterfall!!!!!

Harry on 20 Apr, 2014

A very popular area and very cool at 800m. There is a 100m drop from the top to bottom pools. The family were only brave enough to swim around the pools, where as others were sliding down the rock faces into the water.
Watch out for the March Flies around here, they take huge chunks out of you!

F.A.B. on 13 Oct, 2013

Beautiful spot with a nice easy walk.

Rhiannon Brooks on 15 Dec, 2012

Great weather, great day out with the family. There is a also a fantasic swimming hole!

mkemp28 on Dec, 2010

Visited this waterfall regularly on days off from working on Dunk Island. Lovely relaxing place for a picnic.

Aussie Weekend Warrior on 28 May, 2007

More good swimming to be had

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